Challengers needed to support vulnerable young people

By Jamie Hill - 7 February 2021


Swindon youth development charity, the Youth Adventure Trust, is looking for people to build their resilience and fitness this lockdown by taking on the Virtual Resilience Challenge.

  • Image taken before coronavirus lockdown

    Image taken before coronavirus lockdown

Inspired by the resilience the vulnerable young people develop over their time on the Youth Adventure Trust programme, they are challenging the county’s residents to run, ride or ramble 25km, 65km or 100km from Saturday 13 to Sunday 21 February 2021.

If you are looking to keep fit and active during this lockdown, you can take part wherever you are (stay local please!) on any day this February half term. Your support will help to raise vital cash to fund life-changing activity days so that vulnerable children can step out of their comfort zone and build resilience themselves.

Donna, a Resilience Challenge participant who is training to take on a 25km run, says, “I’m actually really enjoying having something to focus on, and it’s helping to keep me motivated on these cold, dark and windy nights!”

The Youth Adventure Trust supports young people to build confidence and resilience to help them fulfil their potential and lead positive lives. They are currently working with 113 young people and the challenges they face on a daily basis have not disappeared because of Covid-19. It is more important than ever that the charity can re-start the Youth Adventure Programme so that those vulnerable young people can get back outside safely and start building their confidence and resilience once again.

By joining the Resilience Challenge, you will be making a very real difference to the lives of vulnerable young people like Ben who says about his time on the Youth Adventure Programme: It’s helped me with my confidence most definitely and with my trust – definitely helped me with my trust. I just want to say a big thank you because without everything that the YAT has done, I would be so different and it’s like you guys have changed me and for the better.

To find out more, visit or contact Natalie Levin, Resilience Challenge Manager on 07944 666412 or

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